Economic returns to Communist Party membership: evidence from urban Chinese twins

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Li, Hongbin; Liu, Pak Wai; Zhang, Junsen; Ma, Ning;
(2006)
  • Publisher: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) Bonn
  • Subject: J31 | O15 | P26 | twins | communist party membership | China | Politische Partei | Mitgliedschaft | Einkommen | Familie
    • ddc: ddc:330

This paper estimates the returns to membership of the Chinese Communist Party using unique twins data we collected from China. Our OLS estimate shows that being a Party member increases earnings by 10%, but the within-twin-pair estimate becomes zero. One interpretation ... View more
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